Libraries = Strong Communities: Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2019
How has Meriam Library helped you?
The librarians are amazing!: 8 votes (50%)
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Useful but there could be some improvements.: 1 votes (6.25%)
I'm not impressed.: 6 votes (37.5%)
Total Votes: 16
Celebrate National Library Week!
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
To transform successfully, academic research libraries must ask themselves: How can we cultivate the imagination of students? What are we enabling students to do and become? The essay offers examples of how one academic research library, UCLA Library, is applying these strategies within its own institutional context, while learning from other forward-thinking organizations.
There was a correlation between greater use of the library and increases in GPA between the two years-that is, as one grew, so did the other. The study also showed that students who checked out materials in one year returned for additional checkouts.
This article examines readers' advisory services that we can borrow or adapt from public libraries, services that can attract new users, promote lifelong reading, and transform academic libraries to be more community, user, and reader focused.